Justin Pickford and Dean Usher of Cianan have already been recording together given that they began executing at age group 13. Though their passions diverged for some time, with Usher entering creation music songwriting, and Pickford playing within a funk steel group for quite some time as bass participant and vocalist, they continuing in which to stay touch. After that Justin Pickford turned to playing electric guitar with his youthful sibling Matt, on bass. With Matt’s senior high school friend Sergio Patuto on drums, they started playing rock addresses as a spare time activity. After that after a jam they proceeded to go for beverage at a pub, as well as the Irish music group playing there impressed them a lot that they turned to playing folk music. Shortly their folk affects became more powerful than rock, plus they formed a normal folk music group, with help of fiddler Dave Clarke. In those days, they known as themselves Raven. The lineup in those days was Justin Pickford on electric guitar, Dave Clarke on fiddle, Matt Pickford on bass, and Sergio Patuto on bodhran. They started executing in August of 1997. After almost a year, Clarke remaining, and for some time fiddlers Eleanor Firth and Xena Coffey stepped in. After that Firth and Coffey also remaining, the music group took a short hiatus, resuming shows under their fresh name of Cianan in middle-1998. That lineup presented Justin Pickford on fiddle, whistles, and mandolin; Sergio Patuto on bodhran and concertina; and Matt Pickford on acoustic guitar. To get a fuller audio, they added Joe Dallison as another guitarist, which group performed collectively through past due 1999, when Dallison and Patuto both remaining. Seeking new people for Cianan, the Pickfords asked Isabella Jennings and Justin’s longtime friend Dean Usher to become listed on them, they performed like a four piece through March of 2000. With this lineup, their appear evolved to a combined mix of contemporary and traditional Celtic music, and contains original songs compiled by Justin Pickford. After March 2000, Matt Pickford opted out, and Cianan continuing like a three-piece music group. The group also released their debut Compact disc, self entitled Cianan, in 2000.